After fine-tuning his abilities in agriculture engineering at Mississippi State University, Bruce Ewing dove quickly into the world of mulch, mud, and hedge mazes. In addition to farming sod and designing custom landscapes, the property specialist lends his expertise to keeping his clients' grounds healthy throughout the year. At Bartlett Landscape Spray, Bruce and his crew install turf and ornamental plants along with patios, outdoor lighting, and irrigation systems. They also provide maintenance services such as pruning, lawn care, and insect control, and plant seasonal decorations so they bloom just in time for the holidays.
Dr. Carol Wright-Smith and Dr. Dale Smith spread their chiropractic wizardry—developed in the Palmer College of Chiropractic—across two offices located in Cordova and Oakland. When they're not treating vertebral subluxations with adjustments, on-site x-rays, or cervical-traction sessions, the two enjoy wearing hats made of counterfeit cheese and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. Each Smith Chiropractic Clinic location also houses licensed massage therapists, who are extensively trained to pamper guests with full-body, chair, hot-stone, and prenatal massages.
The ride-revitalizing technicians of King Cotton AutoPlex spruce up vehicles of all sizes inside and out with attentive detailing services. Technicians scrub down cars by hand, ensuring every crevice gets sudsed and polished, then buff and wax the paint job until it's as shiny as a disco ball at a flashlight convention. Tires enjoy a thorough shining, and dusty dashes relinquish their grimy coatings during a wipe-down as a vacuum suctions out loose crumbs to create a clean palette for a deep steam cleaning. Staffers then meticulously evict stains while deodorizing interiors to give cars that new-car smell without hiding another, smaller car in the trunk.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The team at Memphis MMA is made up of instructors who are experts in their chosen disciplines—and even counts Royce and Rodrigo Gracie, relatives of jiu jitsu pioneer Helio Gracie, among their numbers. The facility conducts age-appropriate group programs in martial arts styles from around the world to hone self-defense skills, as well as providing mental and physical benefits. In addition to Gracie jiu jitsu, the facility trains students in muay Thai kickboxing, karate, krav maga, wrestling, and other techniques.
Staff members at Digger O’Dell Nursery and Landscape fill nine greenhouses with more than 500 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. They even dedicate an entire greenhouse to growing up to 1,000 hanging baskets at once.